M.S.Ed. in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (Online)

Literacy, Culture, and Language Education

M.S.Ed. in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (Online)

The residential M.S.Ed. program is no longer accepting applications.

Whether you want to be a language or literacy teacher in-school or out-of-school settings or a writer and editor of instructional materials, you’ll gain a more nuanced understanding about the deep integration of literacy, culture, and language across learning contexts.

Through this program, you’ll learn how to assess student performance and apply research knowledge to classroom experiences. And with the option to complete the program on campus or online, you’ll have more control over your schedule.

Our graduates include public and private school teachers and administrators, curriculum developers, community educators, and members of a diplomatic corps, among other careers.

This 36-credit hour program includes a thesis option for students who plan to pursue additional graduate study in the field.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Mar 1
    Spring Nov 1
    Summer Mar 1
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admission Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    Note: If you are currently enrolled or have applied in the past year, you should qualify for an application fee waiver. Click here for criteria and how to obtain the waiver.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Personal statement
      • Resume (required from international students only)
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • GRE scores (required from all international applicants and any domestic applicant with a cumulative undergraduate GPA under 3.00)
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

    Learn more about how to apply

  • Program Requirements
  • Tuition and Fees

    Per credit hour

    ResidencyTuitionDE FeeTotal
    IN Resident$480.93$39$519.93

    Find more information and calculate your expected costs at Student Central.

  • Funding

    Below is a list of potential resources for graduate students. Note: graduate assistantships are generally intended for students studying and working on the Bloomington campus.

    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.

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